Punjab University & IJT controversy over employee's death
Punjab University employee's death sparks controversy
Lahore, Aug 09, 2008: The Punjab University administration and the Islami Jamiat Talaba (IJT) have locked horns over the
death of a PU deputy registrar (admin 2).
Two pamphlets, each claiming to
be truth, are circulating on campus in this regard.
IJT's pamphlet: The
IJT's pamphlet is based on a letter that was published in an Urdu daily on
August 6. The letter blamed the PU vice chancellor (VC) for the death of
Muhammad Munir Chughtai.
PU's pamphlet: The second pamphlet, circulated
by the PU administration, denies these allegations and says that the PU VC was
actually very kind to Chughtai.
According to the pamphlet, Chughtai's
family members had issued a statement with their signatures and thumb
impressions, saying that the PU VC had nothing to do with Chughtai's
Death probe: Punjab University Academic Staff Association (PUASA)
President Dr Mumtaz Salik demanded that PU Chancellor/Governor Salmaan Taseer
form an independent committee to probe Chughtai's death.
faculty and students have shown concern about Chughtai's death. Some PU
employees alleged that the PU VC had threatened Chughtai with suspension from
The PU administration, however, claimed that a few PU employees
and IJT activists were trying to defame the VC.
The PU administration on
Thursday issued a press release, saying that it would take stern action against
the employees who were trying to black mail the PU VC. The press release claimed
that IJT activists who had been expelled from the university were maligning the
Least bothered: PU VC Mujahid Kamran said on Friday that
he was not bothered by the news items published against him. PU Public Relations
Officer Shabbir Sarwar, however, blamed the IJT activists for creating
PU IJT Media Secretary Muhammad Rehan demanded that the government
conduct a fair inquiry in this regard.
Students: PU student Muhammad
Kashif said, "A fair inquiry into the death can shed light on the
Another PU student Hamid Khan said, "If the VC is in anyways
responsible for Chughtai's death then he should be sacked."
Punjab University to act against defamatory statements
LAHORE: The deans, directors and principals of the Punjab
University (PU) on Friday decided to take stern action against any PU employees
found to be defaming the PU administration, according to a press release. The
decision was taken in a meeting presided over by PU Vice-Chancellor Dr Mujahid
Kamran. The meeting passed a resolution to sympathise with the aggrieved family
of deceased PU deputy registrar (admin 2) Munir Chughtai. The meeting also
decided to take legal action against newspapers that were maligning the PU VC.
The meeting denounced the Punjab University Academic Staff Association's
campaign to malign the PU administration. Daily Times
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KEMU medics to opt for varsity, health department
Lahore: Unrest gripped the senior doctors and staff of the King Edward
Medical University on Friday, when the Punjab Health Department again sought
from them their option whether they wanted to continue their services with the
Punjab Health Department or they desired to be functionaries of the KEMU, one of
the oldest and premier medical institutes of the country.
The Punjab Health
Department issued these instructions in a letter addressed to the vice
chancellor of the KEMU on Friday. The KEMU VC was directed to ensure the
implementation on the letter the same day. The KEMU management later forwarded
the instructions to the institute's all professors, doctors and demonstrators
besides others to submit opinion in this regard.
Surprisingly, the KEMU
management faced strong agitation especially from the professors and other
senior doctors who termed it a conspiracy of some 'miscreants' who wanted to
destroy the institute. They were of the view that this attempt was a part of a
movement of some 'influential persons' who had 'dedicated' themselves against
the wishes of the patients and wanted their monopoly.
They raised a question
about the motives of issuing a letter at the time when the conspiracy against
the setting up of new medical universities was at the peak and some are trying
to get their hold on the health department.
According to a reliable source,
astonishingly, almost all the staff of the KEMU including the professors,
associate/assistant professors, doctors, demonstrators have opted to continue
their services with the KEMU but with their reservations that the institute was
being run without rules and regulations.
Seeking anonymity a senior doctor
said that the influential people who wanted to destroy the KEMU, were
hindering the approval of the rules and regulations of the university.
people have no services in any government medical institute and were running
private hospitals besides holding key positions in a health organisation", he
said adding that the same had also misguided the participants of the high
powered meeting of the Chief Minister Punjab recently held on health issues and
briefed the CM about so called health reforms programs.
He claimed that some
of Punjab Health Department's senior officials were pressurising the staff to
give their options against the KEMU. The staff was told that their future would
be at stake in the university in the absence of service rules.
pertinent to mention here that almost a century's old King Edward Medical
College was given status of university some two years ago.
Around 18 months
ago, the same opinion had already been sought from the KEMU management and all
the staff of the KEMU including the senior doctors submitted their wish to
continue their services with the institute.
At present, strength of as many as one thousand staff was working in the KEMU as
employees of the Punjab Health Department.
When contacted the spokesman of
the KEMU, Dr Tabasum confirmed that most of the staff of the university had
preferred the KEMU to Punjab Health Department.
To a query, she said that the
syndicate meeting of the KEMU had given approval of service group of university,
which could help streamlining the service structure of the staff. The Nation
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Seventy-seven headmasters appointed in Punjab schools
Lahore: The education authorities, on the recommendation by the Punjab
Public Service Commotion, have posted 77 male candidates as Headmaster/Deputy
Headmaster (BS-17) on contract basis against the vacant posts in different
schools of the province.
The appointees are: Muhammad Ashraf, Govt High
School (GHS) 1/MR, Multan, Zulfqar Ali, GHS Hayat Wala, Multan, Muhammad
Rasheed, GHS Jalalabad, Multan, Abdul Rauf, GHS 355/WD, Lodhran, Muhammad Naeem
Tahir, Khan Govt Pakistan High School, Multan, Mazhar Abbas GHS, Loother,
Multan, Ahmad Baksh, GHS 8/MR, Multan, Ali Hussain Shah, GHS Basti Mithu, Teshil
Shujabad, Multan, Muhammad Azam, GHS 683/24/GB, Tehsil Kamalia, TTS, Niaz Ahmad
Hafiz, GHS Toodey Pur, Multan, Zafar Iqbal Babar, GHS Ferozpur, Multan, Arshad
Ali, GHS Jalalpur, Shujabad, Multan, Shah Muhammad Rana, GHS Rid, Multan,
Muhammad Shahid Ashraf, GHS 7-T, Tehsil & District Multan, Rana Saeed, GHS
Lalpur, Multan, Munir Ahmad, GHS Chak No 111/WB, Tehsil Mailsi, Vehari, Ibrar
Hussain Shah Syed, GHS Movi, Vehari, Akbar Ali, GHS Dadjamrela, Burewala,
Vehari, Shahid Iqbal, GHS 335/WB, Tehsil Mailsi, Vehari, Shahid Ali, GHS 151/WB,
Vehari, Asghar Ali, GHS 125/WB, Tehsil Mailsi, Vehari, Naeem Imran, GHS 275/EB,
Burewala, Vehari, Anjum Saeed, GHS 291/EB, Burewala, Vehari, Zahoor Hussain, GHS
Drohar Wahin, Vehari, Muhammad Nasir, GHS Fatahpur, Mailsi, Vehari, Khalid
Javed, GHS 231/EB,Vehari, Abdul Majeed, GHS Farooqabad, Tehsil, Burewala,
Vehari, Naeem Rizwan, GHS 88/EB, Pakpatan, Sajjad Hussain, GHS 377/EB, Vehari,
Shabbir Hussain, GHS Sarghana, Tehsil Mailsi, Vehari, Ghulam Yaseen, GHS
Zaheerabad Shaheed, Vehari, Tahir Ali, GHS Khanpur, Vehari, Muhammad Asad, GHS
110/WB, Vehari, Nazeer Ahmad, GHS Kot Muzaffar, Vehari, Muhammd Tahir, GHS
187/WB, Vehari, Ahmad Nawaz Nasir, GHS 43/15-L, Tehsil Mian Channo, Vehari,
Shamshed Ali, Govt Higher Secondary School 136/10-R, Khanewal, Sajid Naveed, GHS
110/15-L, Tehsil Mian Channo, Khanewal, Muhammad Akeel Raza, GHS Kotla Moharan,
Multan, Muhammad Zahid, GHS 33/10-R, Khanewal, Muhammad Nawaz, GHS 30/10-R,
Khanewal, Ali Iqtdar Dara, GHS 17/, Khanewal, Habibullah Khan, GHS 72/10-R,
Khanewal, Sajjad Hussain, GHS 19/8-BR, Khanewal, Waseem Akhtar, GHS 105/10-R,
Khanewal, Sabar Hussain Sheraz, GHS 3/AH, Khanewal, Naveed Azmat, GHS, Sahiwal,
Nosher Ali, GHS 127/15-L, Khanewal, Muhammad Mansha, GHS 9/14-L, Sahiwal,
Iftakhar Ahmad Qazi, GHS 119/7-DR, Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Khalid Hussain Kanwel,
GHS 118/9-L, Sahiwal, Abid Ali Khan, Govt M C High School, Chichawatni, Sahiwal,
Salman Iqbal, GHS 59/GD, Sahiwal, Shahid Iqbal, GHS 99/9-L, Sahiwal, Khalid
Mehmood Amir, GHS 13/14-L, Sahiwal, Muhammad Mansha, GHS Cream Block, Sahiwal,
Inam-ur-Rasool, GHS 82/5-L, Sahiwal, Armghan Javed, GHS Chak No 107/12-L,
Sahiwal, Jamshed Iqbal, GHS 39/S-P, Pakpatan, Muhammad Munawar Hussain, Kot
Pinddas, Sheikhupar, Muhammd Nadeem, GHS 113/12-L, Chichawatni, Sahiwal, Muhammd
Saleem, GHS, Muhammad Pur, Sahiwal, Shabbir Haider Shah, GHS Tibi Lal Baig,
Pakpatan, Gulam Mustafa Hafiz, GHS 157/EB, Arif Wala, Pakpatan, Muhammad Javed,
GHS 37/EB, Arif Wala, Pakpatan, Muhammad Aslam, GHS 19/EB, Arif Wala, Pakpatan,
Tariq Aziz, GHS 27/SP, Pakpatan, Muhammad Nasurllah, GHS 93/Eb, Arif Wala,
Pakpatan, Muhammad Tahir Farooq, GHS 66/EB, Arif Wala, Pakpatan, Rizwan Ali,
GHS, Ameer Pur Sadat, Lodhara, Hafiz Muhammad Sohail, GHS 321/WB, DunyaPur,
Lodhran, Muhammad Naeem Qaisar, GHS Danwaran, Lodhran, Shoquat Ali, GHS Chak No
253/WB, Duniya Pur, Lodhran, Mukhtar Ahmad Khan, GHS Bhalwapur Q, Lodhran,
Muhammad Qasim, GHS Msssa Khota, Riaz Hussain Maaz, GHS Kotla Ali Dasti, Lodhran
and Muhammad Naeem, GHS 376/WB, Tehsil, Duniya Pur,Lodhran. The News
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